Toishan: A Ballad of the Gum Shan Men and Women Who Built the American Railroads: Book Four: I Can See Clearly Now--In The East 1849-1869

Toishan: A Ballad of the Gum Shan Men and Women Who Built the American Railroads: Book Four: I Can See Clearly Now--In The East 1849-1869

by John E. Cashwell

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Toishan: A Ballad of the Gum Shan Men and Women Who Built the American Railroads: Book Four: I Can See Clearly Now--In The East 1849-1869 by John E. Cashwell

The Chinese return to California in the persons of Zhau My-Lee and his daughter Electra My-Lee. Here we learn of the Chinese revolution that brought a Christian Emperor to power and his reforms that led to the immigration of many Chinese to America seeking a new life, new wealth and new power. Only to find their lives and promises forsaken by treacherous "human traffickers" in a game of Chinese roulette.

Recounted are the variant lives and purposes of Zhau My-Lee in the highly cultured environment of his father's home and Apothecary, and Zhau's protagonist, Zing Tao-Woo, from the hard sea coast of Guangdong Provence. First in their homeland China, and then on the construction crews of the Transcontinental Railroad, 1865.

Zhau becomes Headman of the Central Pacific Railroad while Zing Tao-Woo becomes one of the most haunting characters of modern-day poetry.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781517759636
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/09/2015
Pages: 118
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.28(d)

About the Author

John E. Cashwell, Sr. is the author of the highly acclaimed six-book epic poem Toishan, and a most recent collection of 40 poems, Where Purple Shadows Fall. Set in the future, 2020-2022, his new novels The Justice Compulsion and its sequel Sail On Silver Girl explore the catastrophic consequences of the current growing divisiveness in the American sociopolitical experiment followed on by the evils of the emergence of the Socialist International Society within a New World Order. A third novel in the series, With Honor and Distinction is currently underway.

John has over forty years advertising, marketing and copy writing experience, most notably responsible for helping to launch the Panasonic brand to consumers in North America. A former US Marine, a graduated of Duke University, and a former Executive Vice president with Grey Advertising, John lives on Long Island where he enjoys writing, fitness training and golf with his wife of fifty years, Ann M. Cashwell.

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